Level 1 Qigong Certificate Program in 2018


We are excited to announce our  Qigong Certificate Program in a retreat setting for immersion experience in 2018!

Qi Dragon Qigong Certificate Program is a most intensive and comprehensive Qigong training program.  Level 1 Qigong Certificate Program & Level 2 Qigong Certificate Program are the prerequisites for  Te Yi Medical Qigong Certification and Certified Qigong Instructor ProgramLevel 1 & 2 Qigong Certificate Program each has two modules of 9-day 8-nights retreat training. Module 1 is the instructional formal study retreat that transmits the original teachings of Heavenly Essence Qigong system. Module 2 is the comprehensive study retreat that expands the knowledge and deepens the practice.

Level 1 Certificate Program in 2018 Dates:
Module 1 retreat: April 21-29, 2018
Module 2 retreat: September 29-Oct 7, 2018

Prerequisite: Qigong Formal Study Program Level 1 Part I Life Preservation Qigong (click to see course details. The upcoming scheduled events: Nov 1, 2017 8-week Wednesday Evening Webinar or Jan 27-28, 2018 weekend)

Location:  Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, CA
Level 1 Certificate Program Module 1:
Level 1 Formal Study  (9 days, 8 nights)
(overlap with Level 1 Formal Study Program and is open to Formal Study Program students if space is available)

Contents: Heavenly Essence Qigong Level 1 Formal Study – Instructional Courses (Total 22 Practices)
Level 1 Part II: Accelerated Microcosmic Orbit Qigong Method
Level 1 Part III: Te Yi Medical Qigong
Qigong Intensive Day for each part
Qigong Silent Day

Level 1 Certificate Program Module 2: Level 1 Comprehensive Study Immersion Retreat (9 days, 8 nights)
Contents: Intensive daily practice and Comprehensive Study of Qigong
(This Comprehensive Study enriches and deepens the Level 1 Formal Study Program)

  1. Yin Yang Theory
  2. Five Element Theory
  3. Jing, Qi and Shen Theory
  4. Chakra System and Central Meridian
  5. Qigong Breathing Methods/ Anatomy of Breathing
  6. Jing & Sex and Preventing Leakage
  7. Five Reference Points for Measuring Your Progress
  8. Grandmaster Zhang’s Q&A
  9. Midnight-Noon Law
  10. Te Yi Medical Qigong practicum and case studies
  11. Qigong Formal Study Instructional Course: Bi Gu Level 1 (Qigong Fasting)

There will be an optional monthly 2-hour webinar between the two retreats for Q&A and group practice. Dates will be decided at the first retreat.

This program is limited to 18 participants and a minimum of 10 students is required. Please email us at office@qidragon.com if you have other questions.

Full Year Level 1 Program Cost:
Tuition Fee: $3250
Lodging Fee: $1350 (Applies only to the current Sonoma Zen Center lodging, price is subject to change by the host or by different venue)
Total Cost: $4600 (including lodging and tuition fees for both retreats and follow up Q&A webinars)
See Application Form for payment plan options.
If you have taken the Formal Study instructional courses of Level 1 Part II, III before this program, you are eligible to receive one $100 credit for each of the two instructional courses that you are repeating during the retreat.

Registration: Send your Application Form with either a discounted one-payment or  with a non-refundable deposit of $900 by December 30, 2017; $950 after December 30, 2017. You may sign up for this program with a pending prerequisite course registered.
Check out payment option details in the Level 1 Certificate Program Application Package. Mail your check payment with a completed 2018 Level 1 Certificate Program Application Form to:
Qi Dragon Healing Center
275 20th Ave
San Francisco
Paypal/Credit Card Registration:If you want to pay your deposit and other applicable fees with your credit card (3% credit card fee applies), please check that option on your application form and we will send you an online invoice for you to pay with your credit card. Please email or mail us a completed Application Form.

Lodging: Sonoma Zen Center will have newly built retreat facility and is wheelchair accessible. This facility has shared rooms with double occupancy or yurt and a beautiful shared bathhouse. There are 3-4 tenting spots available if you prefer to camp and you can pick your own spot  (camping option for the same fee). Rooms will be generally assigned by Qi Dragon in the order that your application is received with the roommate consideration. Sign up now to reserve your spot! After February 1, 2018, all available spots will be open to Certificate Program alumni for registration as a retaker . Please contact our office for Level 1 Certificate Retaker Application Form if you are retaking this retreat.

Retreat Daily Schedule
 (subject to modification)

5:30am Getting Up (Silent)
6:00 – 6:45 am Meditation (Silent)
7:00am Breakfast (Silent)
8:30 – 9:30am 3 Dynamic Qigong
10:00am-12noon Morning Study
12:00-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-2:30pm Sleeping Qigong or Sitting Meditation
2:30pm-4:30pm Afternoon Study
4:30pm – 6:00pm Free Activity
6pm Dinner
7:30-8:45pm Evening Meditation (Silent)
9:30pm Lights Out

Syllabus of Level 1 Module 1 Retreat

Day 1: Arrival between 10-11am, Lunch at 12noon,  First Session at 3pm
Day 2: Intensive Practice Day & Review for Level 1 Part I Life Preservation Qigong
Day 3&4: Formal Study of Level 1 Part II Microcosmic Orbit Qigong (instructional course)*
Day 5:  Qigong Silent Intensive Day for Microcosmic Orbit*
Day 6&7:  Formal Study of Level 1 Part III Te Yi Medical Qigong (instructional course)*
Day 8 : Qigong Intensive Day for Level 1 Part I-III with Q&A*
Day 9: Departure after lunch

Syllabus of Level 1 Module 2 Retreat

Day 1: Arrival between 10-11am, Lunch at 12noon,  PM practice schedule
Day 2: Qigong Intensive Day for Level 1 Part I-III*
Day 3: Practice & Study Topic: Yin & Yang Theory & Five Element Theory
Day 4: Practice & Study Topic: Jing Qi Shen Theory
Day 5: Formal Study Program – Bi Gu (Qigong Fasting) Level 1 (instructional course)*
Day 6: Qigong Silent Practice Day with 1-day Bi Gu*
Day 7: Practice & Study Topic: Chakra System & Level 1 Comprehensive Test
Day 8: Practice & Review
Day 9: Level 1 Graduation & Departure after lunch (latest by 3pm)

*Formal Study Instructional Course is open to Formal Study students 9am-5pm only if space is available.

Our schedule and contents are subject to change.

Payment and Refund Policy :

  • Late Payment Policy: A late fee of $50 will be charged if payments are not received by the due date. A fee of $30 will be charged for any returned checks in addition to the $50 late fee. Any payment that is more than one month late will be charged an additional $50 for every additional 30 days. More than two delinquent payments will result in dismissal from the program. If you have made a special payment arrangement, the installment payment plan and the late payment policy applies if you are not keeping to your agreed payment schedule.
  • Refund Policy: By being accepted to this program, the student has committed to the full program. There is no refund or credit for missed classes or partial participation. The deposit fee is not refundable for any reason once you are accepted into the program but will be refunded in full if the program is cancelled or if your application is not accepted. If you need to withdraw from the Program for any reason more than 45 days prior to the retreat, your paid tuition amount minus the deposit is refundable as well as your lodging fee. If you withdraw from the program for any reason less than 45 days but more than 30 days of the retreat, your deposit and your lodging fee are not refundable but the remaining paid tuition fee can be refunded. If withdrawal is made within 30 days of the retreat there will be no refund or credit for the lodging fee and deposit, but the remaining tuition fee can be used as a credit towards a future Qi Dragon facilitated event. In all cases, a written notice of withdrawal needs to be submitted and If, after withdrawing from the program, you wish to attend any future Certificate Programs, you will have to reapply and register for the entire program as a new applicant.
  • Credit Card Charges: Check or cash payment is preferred for your payment though credit card payment is an option. If you prefer to pay with your credit card, an additional 3% credit card fee applies.
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